Edward Sharpe to perform at Bernie Sanders concert

February 8, 2016
David Wexler

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will perform tonight at the Students for Bernie Commit to Vote Concert in Durham, N. H., at the UNH Durham Whittemore Center.

Tonight’s concert, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., also will feature Young the Giant, Fantastic Negrito, Big Data, Matt Nathanson, Emily Ratajkowski with Jon Fishman (Phish), Brett Hughes, and Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band.

The concert is a benefit for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and comes just one day before the presidential primary election in New Hampshire.

ESMZ, which is scheduled to release their fourth studio album in April, tweeted the following today: “Our primary concert is not the finish line, but throwing one helpful foot in front of the other, as fast as possible.”

Edward Sharpe frontman Alex Ebert recently released Feel the Bern, a song via SoundCloud, a song that plays off of Sanders’ campaign slogan: “Feel the Bern!”

The Bern, The Bern,
Feel the burn, feel the heat in our eyes.

The Bern, The Bern,
Feel the burn, feel the love in our eyes.

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

“He burns un-postured, plain as day. He walks free, un-bought – not from luck of wealth, but from the strength of honor,” Ebert writes on his Facebook page. “He stands, unkempt, unafraid of what he might say because there is nothing of him to hide. He runs for president free of presidential hair, free of prisoning pockets, free of cowardice. He speaks – ah, but don’t they all! (Anyone can shoot a few straight lines at your television screen – few can then refer you to a history of service that vouches for each word…Bernie can.) He sings…no, but on occasion I do – and I thought it about damn time ol’ Bernie had a song! Sing this song. Stoke the man’s fire. May the truth he bears torch his competition.”


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